His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam attended a royal audience with His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh yesterday morning.
Upon arrival at the Royal Palace, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was welcomed by His Majesty the King of Cambodia. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was then joined by other ASEAN heads of state and government for the royal audience with His Majesty the King of Cambodia.
During the royal audience, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam expressed appreciation to His Majesty the King of Cambodia and the people of Cambodia for the warm welcome and hospitality accorded to him and the Brunei delegation whilst in Phnom Penh.
ASEAN heads of state and government are in Phnom Penh to attend the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and Related Summits which will be preceded by the opening ceremony this morning.
The ASEAN leaders will then discuss agendas and priorities under the three ASEAN Community pillars at plenary and retreat sessions, as well as the strengthening of ASEAN’s cooperation with its dialogue partners during related summits.
Cambodia, as ASEAN Chair for the year 2022, is hosting the ASEAN Summit for the third time after the country hosted the summits in 2002 and 2012.